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'It didn't use to bug you'

DEFINITION: n. A personality quirk or habit, which at first blush seems "cute", but which can quickly become so annoying that it undermines personal relationships. v. To be habitually irksome.

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Created by: w5lf9s

Pronunciation: dam.e.rism

Sentence: A few months and a few damnerisms later they decided to quit trying and got a divorce

Etymology: damn+mannerism


Hey W5, I think you're the best! I'm voting for your word today! - wordmeister, 2007-02-15: 23:50:00

thanks meister, I liked that word myself, actually - w5lf9s, 2007-02-16: 02:05:00


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Created by: ErWenn

Pronunciation: /'tik-&l-"mE/

Sentence: While the toddler quickly learned that affecting a lisp was a good way to get adults to do what she wanted, it wasn't until long after it started having the opposite effect that she realized it for the tickleme it was.

Etymology: As in the "Tickle-me Elmo" doll. Some (not all) may have found it once cute, but no talking toy with less than a 50-sentence vocabulary can help but become annoying after awhile.

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Created by: erasmus

Pronunciation: kwaa bit

Sentence: Diane always had the quabit of finishing of your...

Etymology: from quirk and habit, bit obvious but I'm not feeling that original today.


Reminds me of a quantum computing qubit. It's like a habit that is only annoying depending on your point of view. On an only slightly related point, I once used "qubyte" in a round of Scrabble! - ErWenn, 2007-02-16: 10:43:00


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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: ənoiəlāt

Sentence: Genny really didn*t know how break up with Peter, so she set out to annoyhilate their relationship. He was able to tolerate the **dainties** hanging in the shower and the load of laundry where she **accidently** washed all his whites with her new red blouse. He could even grin and bear it when she picked her teeth in public. What finally put it over the edge and sent him packing was her laugh/snort. And she hadn*t even planned that one.

Etymology: annoy [irritate (someone); make (someone) a little angry] + annihilate [destroy utterly; obliterate]


good word...well describes all those annoyhellations! - Nosila, 2009-09-09: 14:39:00


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Created by: Javeson1

Pronunciation: Pro-crass-tin-ay-shun

Sentence: Sometimes procrastination occurs in older relationships when the initial "cute" factor wears off.

Etymology: Crass (gross) + Procrastination (Put off till later... as in later in the relationship)

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: thawr-noi

Sentence: She used to call him by his given name, Roy. Now because of his thornnoying habits she doesn't call him at all.

Etymology: thorn (something that wounds, annoys, or causes discomfort) + annoy (irritate, upset )

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Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: tee/hee/dee/us

Sentence: At first it was charming when the new intern tee heed after every remark the Director said - now it is just teeheedious.

Etymology: Tee Hee + tedious


hee-larious - Nosila, 2011-02-10: 23:56:00


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Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: id eeeot sin kras ee

Sentence: she was amazed at how quickly his idiosyncrasies became idiotsyncrasies in the morning light,

Etymology: idiot + syncrasy

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Created by: Erik1

Pronunciation: Shid-e-o-syn-crow-see

Sentence: For shidosyncrasy the poison was in the dose.

Etymology: Shutdown (or perhaps another word) ;) + idiosyncrasy

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Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: vex ap peel

Sentence: Rodney's bad habits were finally starting to grate on Stephanie. His sex appeal had long since become a vexappeal for her. She should have known when he told her that his family motto was, "You can pick your nose, but n ot your relatives..."

Etymology: Vex (irk, annoy) & Appeal (attractiveness that interests or pleases or stimulates) Wordplay on Sex appeal (attractiveness to the opposite sex)

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wordmeister - 2007-02-15: 23:50:00
It was tricky to come up with right word for this one...

ErWenn - 2007-02-16: 10:44:00
Lots of good words for annoying habits today. It seems to be much harder to come up with a good word for an annoying habit that starts out as endearing.